Crisis No. 1 [and] Crisis No. 2. Folded Broadsheets. Communism, NY Peekskill.

Crisis No. 1 [and] Crisis No. 2. Folded Broadsheets.

New York: Civil Rights Congress, 1950/1951. Two pamphlets, part of a series of articles by the American author and noted Communist. Fast modeled his pamphlets on Thomas Paine's "Crisis Papers", noting "I intend this to be the first of a number of Crisis Papers. This tyranny of today will not be easily conquered, nor will the evil men who rule America easily bow to the will of the people. I state that I will speak up again and again so long as the need be present".

Crisis No. 1 protests the American war in Korea, the activities of the House Committee on Un-American Activities and attacks and threats on American Communists. Fast decries the threats against the leader of the Civil Rights Congress, William L. Patterson, to turn over all of his organization's records or be jailed. The Congress's goal was to fight racism & racial injustice in the US.

Crisis No. 2 concerns the government's attacks on the Civil Rights Congress Bail Fund. 8vo, 4pp each. Paper evenly toned. These are the first and second of three pamphlets titled Crisis. Fast wrote extensively on the Paul Robeson riots in Peekskill, NY. OCLC: 30448136 (Crisis No. 1) and OCLC: 71682230. Very good condition. Item #23521

Price: $275.00

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